Varla Jean Merman, the oft-rumored love child of Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman, has found herself even more popular than she imagined. Merman, who made her Off-Broadway debut Feb. 18 in Enough About me: An Unauthorized Autobiography, will add an 8 PM Thursday night performance to her weekend stint at the Chelsea Playhouse.
Having traveled the world in search of fame and fortune, Merman discovered the most painful truth of all -- the truth about herself. This show promises to reveal the Varla Jean rarely glimpsed at in her previous outings I, Who Have Nothing, Peel Me A Grape, Varla Jean Merman: A Christmas Concert, Varla Jean Merman is The Bad Seedling and The Very Worst of Varla Jean Merman.
Michael Schiralli directs with musical direction by David Brunetti. Enough About Me has been designed by Phillip Heckman (costumes), Jim Boutin (sets), Susan Hamburger (lighting), Darleen Majewski (sound) and Wigmaster Associates (wigs).
The Chelsea Playhouse is located at 125 West 22nd Street. To order tickets, call (212) 307-4100. -- By Christine Ehren